Amber Logan is a doctoral student in Anglia Ruskin University’s Creative Writing PhD program, although she lives in Kansas. Her doctoral project includes a slipstream novel retelling Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Shadow” set in near-future Japan, and her exegesis explores such disparate-seeming concepts as the interconnectedness of fairy tales and SFF, Haruki Murakami, techno-animism, and psychoanalysis.
Amber has a B.A. in Psychology (with a minor in German) from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a Master of Liberal Arts (with concentrations in Social Science and The Creative Arts) from Baker University, and a M.A. in International Relations (with an emphasis on Asia) from Webster University. She teaches courses for Baker University ranging from “Literature and Ideas” and “The Psychology of Humor” to “Multinational Management.”
Amber lives with her husband and two children (Fox and Willow) in Overland Park, Kansas. Her daughter Willow was adopted from Japan as an infant following Amber’s lifelong interest in Japanese culture. In her free time, Amber loves to travel (particularly to Japan), read (her current favourite authors are Haruki Murakami, Helen Oyeyemi, and Natalie Babbitt), watch anime, and write. Amber is represented by literary agent Hannah Weatherill with Northbank Talent Management in London, and is currently shopping around her first novel.
Amber is a slush pile reader for Flash Fiction Online, and her short fiction has appeared in Zizzle Literary and the Literary Taxidermy Anthology “One Thing Was Certain.” She also cowrote the short stories and poetry in Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Forever Strange from Blue Angel Publishing.
You can find Amber on Twitter @AmberAnnLogan